Specialist Degree in Psychomotricity

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Until October 2016.

Duration: 1 year.

Study in EIPS, Av. Doctor García Tapia, 126. Madrid

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Credits 25 ECTS


Comillas Pontifical University private degree in collaboration with the International School of Psychomotricity (EIPS)

The Specialist Degree program in Psychomotricity is jointly organized by the Institute of Educational Science (ICE) and specialists from the International School of Psychomotricity (EIPS), combining the excellence, quality and virtues of Comillas Pontifical University and the rigor and experience of the foremost school in psychomotricity training in Spain.

The primary objective of this private degree is to train professionals in the practice of psychomotricity, using an approach that is theoretical as well as practical and experienced-based, in a field in which the social and work related demands are increasing. To this end, Comillas and the EIPS are committed to providing top quality education to future psychomotor specialists.

For this, sound theoretical and practical training is offered. Additionally, students will prepare an individual project in applied psychomotricity. The training is conducted in groups, which allows an in-depth personalized training and individual supervision of the students' progress throughout the ten months of the course.

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Who is it intended for?

Educators, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, physical education teachers, nurses, lecturers, doctors, social workers and all people interested in the psychomotor profession and who fulfill the admission requirements.


One academic year. 250 academic hours (135 face-to-face hours and 115 distance learning hours).


Face-to-face training takes place on one weekend per month.

  • All day on Saturday and the morning on Sunday.

Distance learning is done through supervised theoretical and practical work and is guided at all times by the school's professionals.


Theory classes are given at EIPS, Avenida del Doctor García Tapia, 126, Madrid.


  • The main objective of this course is to train students as psychomotricity professionals, so that they can take on the new work and social demands.
  • To provide the basis for the methodology and technique of Affective-Cognitive Psychomotricity.
  • To work on giving subjects body awareness and restoring psychomotor development depending on difficulties with their bodies and movement.
  • To facilitate sensorimotor pleasure through the implementation of motor strategies that promote the prevention of future psychological disorders.
  • To delve into the practical handling of psychomotor development at an evolutionary level, training professionals to understand personal development at different ages.

Teaching methods

The learning process is based on three complementary areas which are addressed simultaneously throughout the training period:

Psychomotor practice:

The use of psychomotor techniques that allow the intervention of different professionals to favor the psychological development in subjects of different ages through movement and the body game.

It is done through direct observation of psychomotor sessions performed by students; and through the analysis of videos of psychomotor sessions shown by trainers. This technique allows the integration and consolidation of experiential and theoretical training applicable to the differing difficulties and ages.

Psychomotor observation includes being involved in psychomotor intervention and the supervision and guidance for monitoring cases. The final project consists of developing sustained memory in an individual psychomotor intervention case, preferably in the student's workplace or any other freely-chosen institution.

Theory of psychomotricity:

The presentation and analysis of the main cognitive-emotional theories that the psychomotor interventions are based upon which are encountered in the sessions that students are part of.

The aim is to deepen the methodological basis needed for the implementation of the psychomotor practice in different groups.

Experiential training:

Personal project with aim of investigating, by the future psychomotor specialist, body awareness and its relationship with psychomotor development. Carried out in:

  • Psychomotor workshops: practical and theoretical space to develop psychomotor techniques based on situations experienced and practical examples. The aim is to implement psychomotricity with the various groups.
  • Psychomotricity resources: additional skills that enrich the psychomotor techniques needed to work with different groups.

Experiential training:

  • Psychomotricity Workshops:
    • Meeting routine: Welcome.
    • The role of the psychomotor specialist and the psychomotor disinhibition function.
    • Body ownership and sensoriomotricity.
    • Psychomotor game and distancing.
    • Imitation and movement.
    • Body game and objects.
    • Symbol game.
    • Building space and personality.
    • Farewell routine.
  • Psychomotricity Resources:
    • Psychomotor parameters.
    • Music and movement.
    • Bodily expression and dramatization.
    • Relaxation.
    • Body techniques.

Theoretical training:

  • Psychomotricity theoretical framework.
  • Evolution of the cognitive-affective theory of psychomotricity.
  • Biological and sensorimotor foundations of behavior.
  • Psychomotor diagnosis.
  • Evolutionary Psychology and Movement:
    • Infants: 0-3 years.
    • Infants: 3-6 years.
    • School Age Children: 6-12 years.
    • Adolescents: 12-18 years.
    • Adults and elderly people.
  • Family intervention.
  • Institutions and psychomotricity.


  • It allows for integration and consolidation of theoretical and experiential training.
  • Psychomotor observation includes being part of sessions and the supervision and guidance for the monitoring of cases.
  • The final project consists of developing a sustained memory in an individual psychomotor intervention case, preferably in the student's workplace or any other freely-chosen institution. The creation of the memory is done through the observation of sessions, video analysis and personal work that will be monitored by the EIPS professor throughout the course.


This is a postgraduate training program. It is therefore necessary to hold a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, Licentiate Degree or Diploma.

Admission application

  • Fill out the Registration form.
  • Send an email with your curriculum vitae to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Pay the reservation fee.

There are limited places and they will be awarded strictly on a 'first come-first served' basis


Enrollment is to be completed within the period specified by the EIPS secretary.

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